You are here

How Ethnic Identification Attitudes and Acculturative Stress Interact to Predict Suicide & Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Individuals of African Descent

Title: How Ethnic Identification Attitudes and Acculturative Stress Interact to Predict Suicide & Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Individuals of African Descent.
56 views
14 downloads
Name(s): Hollar, Daniel Leighton, author
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., professor directing thesis
Akbar, Na’im, committee member
Plant, Ashby, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between culture and psychopathology to determine if proposed psychological risk factors (i.e., ethnic identification and acculturative stress) are predictive of several key mental health variables related to suicide and eating disorder behaviors (i.e., depression, anxiety, suicidality, body dissatisfaction and drive for thinness) in minority versus non-minority undergraduate students. The main hypothesis is that factors related to a low ethnic identification will be a risk for greater suicidality (i.e., suicide ideation) and eating disorder behaviors (i.e., body dissatisfaction and drive for thinness) among African American individuals who report acculturative stress. Results confirm the hypothesis that a low ethnic identification on the MEIM interacts with cculturative stress to predict greater suicidality (r=. 58, p
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3977 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2006.
Date of Defense: July 7, 2006.
Keywords: Ethnic Identification, African Self-Consciousness, Acculturative Stress
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Professor Directing Thesis; Na’im Akbar, Committee Member; Ashby Plant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3977
Owner Institution: FSU

Choose the citation style.
Hollar, D. L. (2006). How Ethnic Identification Attitudes and Acculturative Stress Interact to Predict Suicide & Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Individuals of African Descent. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3977